Victoria Chavez (formally Roberts)

2021 Fuel Your Dreams Award Winner - TX
Victoria Chavez (formally Roberts)

Only a few more months and I will have my Master of Science in Viticulture & Enology. This has been the culmination of a dream six years in the making. After a year of deliberation, I quit my career as an engineer in the energy industry to pursue my love for wine. Once accepted to the master’s program in Viticulture & Enology at the University of California Davis, I worked tirelessly in my classes to learn as much as I could to prepare me for a successful winemaking career. Through the master’s program, I will be working at Domaine Leflaive this fall and look forward to putting what I have learned into practice, learning even more from the talented biodynamic winemakers and viticulturists in Burgundy. In addition to my professional pursuits, I founded a student organization called “Women in Wine at UC Davis.” The group supports and promotes women in Viticulture & Enology and related studies, aiming to foster a community and build a network of women who will empower each other in their education and future careers. In the future, I will continue to support other women in the industry and hopefully increase the number of women-owned wine businesses with my own wine label.

Meet the women

Learn more about Barbara Widmer
Barbara Widmer, Owner & Winemaker
Learn more about Brenae Royal
Brenae Royal, Vineyard Manager
Learn more about Claudia Manetta
Claudia Manetta, Export Manager
Learn more about Gina Gallo
Gina Gallo, Winemaker
Learn more about Katie Vogt
Katie Vogt, Assistant Winemaker
Learn more about Liz Comte-Monk
Liz Comte-Monk, Export Manager
Learn more about Nicole Hitchcock
Nicole Hitchcock, Winemaker
Learn more about Sue White
Sue White, Proprietor